Top 10 Breaking Bad Characters


The Top Ten

1 Jesse Pinkman

Best show ever

Jesse ma mate! - Evveboi

Jesse is SO much better than Walt. Walt transitions from an extremely likeable character into an evil, power hungry maniac. He destroys every other character in the shows lives and uses cancer, and his family as justification for his lust for power. Although his character is well portrayed Bryan Cranston, the only thing he could possibly rank number 1 in is most unlikable characters of all time.

Jesse the goat

2 Walter White Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

I think the transition from good to bad is extremely fascinating for anyone who watches the show. He, of course, gets to the peak of his greed and cruelty during the first half of Season 5, but at the same time, when he does the things he does, there's a part of you that understands why he does what he does, given his situation. For example, if Walt didn't let Jane die, Jesse would have overdosed on heroin and died, and Jane probably would die anyway too. He made that decision to save Jesse, and it hurt him to do that. If he didn't have Jesse kill Gale, Walt would be dead, and Jesse would probably die too. If he didn't poison Brock, not only would he die, but everyone in his family would die. He also knew exactly how much to give him in order to keep him alive. The one time that I think he went too far was when he killed Mike, because there was no reason whatsoever to do it. I was fine with the prison killings because it sort of felt like a great big victory, not just for Walt, but ...more

Walt's the man!

Walter white is number two.. Are you kidding me! Oh and the number one is that meth addict junkie who makes a mess of everything? Walt and his alter ego is something that I have connected deeply with and whose influence will stay on me now and beyond.

Best of the best

3 Mike Ehrmantraut Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut is a fictional character in Breaking Bad and its spinoff prequel Better Call Saul, played by Jonathan Banks.

You'd think that an old madman like Mike wouldn't be a likable'd be wrong. The reason why he's my favorite character is that there's reasoning to him killing his victims, unlike Walter, he didn't hurt anyone innocent; he always had a purpose for his actions. Not to mention, wise and smart, and outsmarted Walt 99.9% of the time. - Catacorn

He is badass.

He is the most likable criminal character in the series

He's like my favorite character ever! He's so wise, loyal and despite all the things that go through his life, he never tried to kill any innocent person. He's a character to die and root for. Rip legend

4 Saul Goodman Jimmy McGill (Trade name "Saul Goodman") is a fictional television series character created by Vince Gilligan. He is a main supporting character in Breaking Bad and the titular protagonist of its prequel Better Call Saul.

He stole most of the scenes

Funny and smart guy

My 3rd favourite character

Legally born James Morgan McGill, Saul felt he could never get anywhere in life by doing good. Clueless to the concept of proper law practice, Jimmy decided to let it go, becoming a lawyer for criminals. He's a very fun character, morally ambiguous, yet seeming like this charming, affable person who wants what's best for everyone. Until he suggests putting a hit on Jesse, that is.
He's very lost and misguided, and that's what's so fascinating about him. - SourNote2014

5 Hank Schrader

ASAC Schrader is awesome

Look, he might get under your skin sometimes, but he's a good guy. He always wants to do the right thing.

Saddest moment of the entire series when he's shot

A great character that always tries to the do the right thing, and ends up losing his life for what he believes in (justice). It also really helps that he's played by Dean Norris, who in my opinion is the 2nd best actor in the show (just behind Bryan Cranston)

6 Gus Fring

I like to think that gus didn't actually order his dealers to kill tomas and if you don't count that then there is only one murder he commits throughout the series that isn't purely about making hector suffer for what he did to his friend all those years ago.

That kind of dynamic is just so interesting and it makes gus stick out in my head. Kind of disappointed that they went with saul for the spin-off cause gus seems much more fascinating, I definitely could have used more scenes with gus and his "brother."

Of course I don't even need to mention his amazing death scene which is perfect, if I forget everything about the series I will still remember that scene.

Am I the only one whom seems to have quite a struggle to decide whether I hate Gus, or actually like him? To me he is controversial, and confusing, in a good way. He is a well-built (character wise) man, and it is surprising to see what he'll do next! (SPOILER: Like when he just BAM sliced Victor's throat) One minute I am supporting him, the next I want him dead! THAT, is a great villain.

Easily one of the best villians of all time. How can you not place him at the top of the list

The most powerful, professional kingpin with a secret underground drug empire. Gus is the greatest, even his death was well earned. Also has anyone noticed that Gus never once refers Walt as 'Heisenberg'?

7 Tuco Salamanca

Though he only appeared in a total of five episodes, Tuco was a herald towards a bigger, much darker story revealed in season 4.
He is also the show's only extroverted villain, and Raymond Cruz makes the most of it. He's frighteningly psychotic yet also a ton of fun to watch. It seemed like he was going to literally fly off the walls every time he inhaled any meth.
His family life is also implied to be very intriguing. He loves his grandma, as shown in 'Better Call Saul', and his uncle... his relationship with his uncle was a complicated one.
Though a legitimate threat, Tuco was also an entertaining one, and should he appear again in 'Better Call Saul', he's always welcome.

Like his namesake, a minute with him can change your life. - SourNote2014

Tuco Salamanca is the best character in breaking bad. No comparison.!.!

8 Skyler White

I don't think Skyler deserves the bad rep she gets from the fans. It's always felt like that kind of stigma came from the same place as most complaints about nagging female characters. They get disregarded simply for being annoying.

And yeah she can be pretty annoying, but I don't think that makes her a bad character. If we as viewers are getting annoyed at her opposition to Walter's clandestine lifestyle, that just goes to show how the series is twisting our own sense of morality through perspective. The series is told from Walter's perspective. Therefore we grow to support him even though he is clearly in the wrong. Yet Skyler (in early seasons at least) is actually in the right. Far more than him at least.

We start to root for the bad guy, and I think most of us start to feel a bit guilty about that. Yet, we don't feel too guilty though. Because we see how the journey to the dark side for Walter is one of many small steps backed by good intentions. We sympathize ...more

My husband's cooking meth to provide for our family. I'm pissed, so I guess I'll sleep with a guy who's embezzling money for his family.

So much to say about Skyler. The comments against her are a double standard of gender roles.
Skyler is not the perfect wife or the perfect mother. In fact, she and Walt have several aspects in common which people accept more about Walt. Like her husband, she lies and keeps secrets. She hid the fact that she was having an affair with Ted the same time Walt was first leading his double life as a meth cook.
She has drive and initiative. She's not afraid to try dirty tricks to get her own way when she aids Walt in the money laundering operation. She is just as manipulative and dangerous as him, though not quite as physical.
She's smart, possibly smarter than him. She's definitely more logical than him, and provides a good foil to Walt's increasing paranoia and delusions of grandeur.
Despite all this, unlike Walt, she has more of a domestic role to fill. On one hand, this makes her an overbearing mother, one filling a traditional role of a wife in a television series. On the ...more

She's strong, flawed and interesting. She's an antihero of sorts, to be viewed as a three-dimensional human being.

9 Huell

The best bodyguard ever

He is so good at waiting on the couch

I like this guy. Reasonably. - SandersS16

Greatest character ever.

10 Walter Hartwell White Jr.

He is just too innocent for the harsh and dark world of Breaking Bad. I seriously like this character. - Daviddv0601

Why isn't this guy higher up? He should be nr. 1! Like seriously. Look at him! Look how tough he is! Look at all he has to gone through and his spirit is still tough as hell! He is the one who is able to hold the family together! And he's 16! What kind of teenager manages to do that? Walter family plus almost everyone here must barely realize how lucky they are to have him! He is always kind and nurturing.

Pancakes - SandersS16


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The Contenders

11 Hector Salamanca

The fact that a bell is the most terrifying sound on the show should tell you something about how great Hector is.

Dingdingidngindign ding ding ding

Papa with ringbell is awesome :D

12 Skinny Pete


That's church, yo.

Two nuts in a ballsack, yo.

13 Jane Margolis

Should be ranked before skyler white and white

Jane! NOO

She deserves to be at least top 10

14 Old Joe
15 Badger

The guy should write and direct the next Star Trek movie

16 Marie Schrader

How the hell is Marie in the 23th position?

I think her character is the comic relief in the show, so funny.

Girl Power.No honestly they need better female characters like Game of Thrones. but Sky is hoottt for her age baby. thank you

17 Jack Welker

Despite being another short-lived primary antagonist, he did some of the most damage in the series. From killing poor Hank and murdering Jesse's second girlfriend, he was a walking pile of destruction that need to be put down. - Daviddv0601

Say what you will about the mans morality but at least he gets it done. I'd love to see a show about the gang.

True badasz

18 Kuby


Funny - SandersS16

19 Andrea Andrea is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Laurie Holden in the American television series of the same name.

LMAO! Why is a Walking Dead character on here?! Anyway, it's talking about the BB character. - Daviddv0601

She doesn't even belong here!

This is probably meant to be the Andrea who was on breaking bad, Jesse's girlfriend - Iamchewbacca37

If she was in breaking bad, she would be the best character ever LOL

Should be higher on list

20 Holly White
21 Jose Mourinho
22 Wendy
23 Combo

I Love Combo! I met Rodney Rush the actor who plays him and he is amazing as well.

24 Nacho Varga
25 Howard Hamlin
26 Kim Wexler
27 Krazy 8

Even though he was only in the first 3 episodes his last episode had a good way of showing his history...until walt kills him

Good guy as of a villain

28 Gale Boetticher

Should be higher

Literally nicest meth cook ever.

By far the most missed character upon his death. I personally relate to that character and seeing him die struck me hard.

Should be way higher

29 Crazy 8
30 Tortuga
31 Steven Gomez

Gomez needs to be higher!

He must be higher in the Ranking!

Should be higher

I love this guy

32 Todd

Child murdering scumbag - Daviddv0601

Slimy piece of s--- - SandersS16

Too bad he was only in season 5

Underrated character

33 Tucker


34 Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
35 Ted Beneke

Shouldn't BE ON THIS LIST - Andyandy

36 Elliot Black
37 Leonel Salamanca

They really seem more like I single character. I thought they were cool

38 Emilio Koyama
39 Chuck McGill

Massive prick but also very interesting

40 Marco Pasternak
41 Daniel Wormald
42 Juan Bolsa
43 Dr Caldera
44 Ernesto
45 Uncle Jack
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